ERIC Number: ED350284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Multiple Reform Initiatives in Teacher Education: A Case Study.
Burkhouse, Barbara; And Others
This case study reports on a comprehensive college and its implementation of several initiatives for the reform of teacher education. In its revision process, Marywood College (Pennsylvania) focused on six specific objectives: (1) to investigate major national studies on the improvement of teaching; (2) to collaborate with school practitioners; (3) to formulate a knowledge base for the teacher education program; (4) to revise curriculum accordingly; (5) to provide opportunities for college faculty to update school experiences; and (6) to develop interactive video as an instructional resource. Following a brief description of professional education and a discussion of the objectives, the paper focuses on the design, development, and implementation of a Title III funded project which included development and use of interactive video on the topic of classroom management. Through use of this technology, students would be presented with simulations of classroom management problems and be given feedback on their responses to the situation. Consistent with reform efforts, Proposed future activities include faculty school-experience updating, course revision, and continued production of interactive video. (LL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, College School Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Interactive Video, Preservice Teacher Education, Production Techniques, Schools of Education, Teaching Experience, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Marywood College PA; Reform Efforts
Note: Paper presented at the National Forum of the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (5th, Louisville, KY, June 1992).